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nor'easter scenario. and nothing like hurricane sandy. i have used all my time. left a jump to the map for a just a second. -- let's just jump to the mat for just a second. 40's now. 43 in germantown. 51 in the city right now. the winds have been gusty. the skies are clearing. as a result, it has been quite cold overnight. clear and cold. 30 to 39. your complete out look, election day weather, and the forecast for next wednesday, coming up. >> speaking of the election, four days to go. the candidates have a packed schedule for the next four days with stops in the battleground states, including of course regina. they spend their time in the biggest -- of course virginia. they spent their time in the biggest battleground of all. >> these are the craziest campaign schedules you will see this cycle. they have to take advantage of every hour. as they crisscrossed the country, on this, the final friday. >> there is a science to this last-minute stumping. four men, four states. a chance of four more days instead of four more years, mitt romney has put the badger state in play. >> thanks to an
storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost some $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another sty. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and givin
: that's right, josh. a lot of activity all around us this morning. there was supposed to be a truce for a couple of hours. but it quickly became clear that wasn't going to happen. as dawn broke, a series of very loud israeli missile strikes. israel says it struck over 150 sites overnight. some of those sites were rocket-launching sites, which we can see from here. and we've seen palestinian militants launching rockets from those sites into israel for much of the morning. israel says more than 300 rockets have been launched into israel since this escalation began. almost half of them have been stopped by the iron dome anti-missile system, which you can see working here in this video. meanwhile, some 16,000 reservists have been called up, as tanks and troops mass along the gaza border, preparing for a possible ground invasion. so, now, three days into this huge escalation of violence, no sign that either side is backing down. josh? >> a potentially perilous escalation. alex marquardt in gaza. >>> here at home, a security scare at the airport in phoenix overnight. a woman with a small
're glad you are starting your day with us. >> some local schools will be closed today because of hurricane sandy. any other closings we will pass along the. >> what you are seeing now is what you will get four days a head. the cool chalky pattern keeping us cloudy. let's look at the radar picture. we are all stuck in they cloudiness from the great lakes to the northeast, it is generally overcast. we will bit breaks at times. they think we have a lesser chance of getting one of those showers. 46 degrees at a reagan national. 40 degrees at dulles. slowly but steadily the temperatures will rise. 52 degrees by noon. 56 degrees and partly sunny and at 5:00. we will talk about when we will see a little bit of a warm up. but said over to traffic. >> overnight construction crews were able to get out and get to work. outer loop near route 7. 395, let's take a look at the camera. in the southbound direction of duke street at this early hour, there is not much of a delay. you cannot see it and this camera shot. there is where we have activity to the far right. we also have activity on interstate 95 a
retired, are in the heat of the spotlight and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: at the center of this web, jill kelley, the tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador, living near the centcom headquarters where petraeus and allen were once based. officials say it was early this summer that kelley received anonymous e-mails, accusing her of flaunting her friendly relationshi
of assaulting a third woman who used to work at the school. desalted woman's husband spoke off-camera saying they beat and kicked his wife after the homecoming football game and his wife was scared for her life. school authorities say they put jarrett on administrative leave. warrants were issued for the rest. two of them turned themselves in. the principal was still at large. no indication that the warrants in the absence of the principal affected operations here. the alleged victim's has been said that their 11-year-old son witnessed the whole thing and the principal told the staffers to get her after which they began to beat and kicked his wife. the staffers are in police custody. the principle has not yet turned herself in. she remains at large. >> 7 is on your side with a major recall from twitter. the auto giant is recalling 2.5 million vehicles. they cover more than a dozen models dating back to 2000. this is the prius, and corolla. the nichols could be damaged and switch into hybrid mode if not fixed. 67,000 were -- 607,00070,000 were sold in the u.s. >> that is mark kelly reading
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in t the reason we are here have work to do. >> use all president bill clinton in pennsylvania. mitt romney has campaigned their and you seet t clinton there today. no stateher sign that taken for granted when the race is this close. >> let's switch to the romney campaign. just arrivedr has manchester, new hampshire the latest on the final hours of campaigning for the republican nominee. >> mitt romney is headed here to for a late-night rally with kid rocke. every vote counts and a race this close. the latest polls decided this divided. thousands of supporters lined up at george mason university excited northern -- the last 48 hours of the campaign. mitt romney wants to turn this .wing state back to read told these virginia voters difference.ake the he gave one of the final of his presidential campaign. door to a broader future there. waiting for us. i need your vote, i need your work. .alk with me tomorrow is a new beginning. >> he stard the morning in to lynchburgent on in fairfax. he decided to add an airport in new hampshire tonight. the final rally is now scheduled for pittsburg
-- heading away from us. on the outer loop, construction over the northwest branch between 193 in new hampshire avenue. at this early hour, light volume and not much of it delayed. a little bit and even payment to their back to you. -- a little bit of uneven pavement there. back to you. >> president obama and mitt romney spent the last full day of campaigning in a number of states pushing for votes. our team coverage begins with scott thuman in chicago with the obama camp. >> late last night the president arrived back here in chicago. earlier, he was where it all began -- the morning, iowa. -- des moines iowa. a toss up states that has only six electoral votes up for grabs. he was introduced by bruce springsteen. he has been for the past few days relying on star power to rally these crowds. bruce springsteen was with him yesterday. jay - z was with him. president clinton in pennsylvania on monday showing how tough it is there as well now that mitt romney has put up quite a fight in pennsylvania. yesterday we stopped by field office in chicago. the biggest one for illinois. 125 volunte
. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. anso, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm'm barack obama and... i approve this message. helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at c citibank. and these are some of the will be talking about this week. the manner as possible for injuringix people and mothers, including gabrielle giffords, will be formally sentenced this week. jared lee loughner will spend rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. kids suspected of being a will be in court this week. a third suspect, a juvenile, in court november 13. >> we want to remind you that coverageion night begins at 7:00 p.m. on tuesday. we are teaming up with abc news. and theey campaign obama campaign. >> the potential for rain this week. e back to tell us when to pass the umbrellas next "washington weekly." now for the
will be back on some time tonight. >> moref the damage in the northeastern u.s.. many communities are still waiting for the flood waters to go down. people in new york city are heading back to work. there are long lines waiting for buses because of the crippled transportation system. we have more on that from the satellite center. >> one estimate has damage from the super star running as high as $50 billion. that could make sandy the second costliest storm. there are some areas waiting for help to arrive. three days later, the death toll continues to decline. the national guard rules and to an area where 20,000 are standard. >> we do not have that much food. >> further south natural gas leaks from destroyed homes. crews have not been able to get here to turn off the gas. >> we never really expected this to be this bad. >> we're awed and humbled by nature's destructive power. we mourn the loss of so many people. our hearts go out to those who have lost their loved ones. >> parts of new york city remained paralyzed. lines for buses seemed unending. traffic is worse as police and forced three
. an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> okay, here it comes. >> reporter: meanwhile, back when jim was mounting his first ice cameras, an artist in brooklyn was pushing the kind of machine you use to chalk lines on a ball field. after reading a scary 2001 prediction from nasa that climate change powered storms would wipe out entire neighborhoods, she decided to see which neighborhoods, by marking the high water line around new york city. >> this would be under water. this would be dry, so, there would be a little dry strip down the center of the road and all of this would be under water. >> reporter: her chalk was gone by the time sandy hit, but the lines were right. and in many places, the damage exceeded her worst fears. and suddenly, that wishy washy conversation changed. >> not so much of an "i told you so" as "i'm really sorry this had to happen." the fact it takes something so drastic, despite people in his administration know about it, you know end that it really takes us having a visceral experience to shift even the conversation. >> reporter: right. >> much less a
.have been >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of and they overlooked us. hundreds showed up to local churches and aid organizations for food. very needed right now. it was another night of the cold for s.i.. thousands of still without .ower, many homeless michael and his family among gumbel. -- among them. >> mine young becerra, daddy, i home.o go said.youngest >> transportation is still a nightmare. drivers waited in o get gas andeep t people waited for blocks to catch the bus. >> where are the buses? >> checkpoints were set up to force people to carpal. door-to-door rescues by the nationalws and guard continued in new jersey natural gas fires burned. new york city will try to return normal. the marathon will go on, but say it should not, because it would strain the city's resources. >> this morning, workers from dominion and the american red f the state tout o areas devastated by sandy. >> team coverage continues with gonzalez at national power crews are heading out. >> it has been a very long weeks crew members of the dominion virginia power utility co
, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> and here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes and governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still out there. the numbers could climb for president obama. >>> the other big story of the morning, that nor'easter affecting the east coast right now, with half a foot of snow on the way. sam and ginger zee, tracking the latest. we're going to get to that. >>> right now, let's get to president obama's victory. matthew dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the numbers for president obama. this is the number we were talking ab
've got a lot more invest game to do. >> and john is with us now. a question a lot of people are going to be asking, did anyone smell gals beforehand? >> reporter: no, and that's what's so puzzling. no reports of any smells of gas in the days leading up to the blast. now, to give you an idea just how powerful it was, this is only a flew block radius of the blast, but it could be felt three miles away. >> john, thank you. our abc team on the scene all day today. drew smith, among the first to get inside that neighborhood and he reported in just a short time ago here. >> reporter: david, there's just massive destruction here inside this richmond hills subdivision on the southeast side of indianapolis. you can see there are bulldozers out here. people are trying to get everything cleaned up. what used to be five homes less than 24 hours ago are nothing more than rubble. at least 80 homes affected by the blast that went off shortly after 11:00 eastern time last night. windows blown out. and you can see the cleanup here is going to take quite some time. authorities are working with federal
officials, do not forget us. and we want to show you some new and apocalyptic images coming in from the storm zone now. children wandering in a kind of moon scape. teams of rescuers patrolling streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there, where after four days, the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house, where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks her
raddatz, starts us off. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly-respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done
finish to his bid for re-election. and jake tapper joins us from chicago. you tell me the last couple days have been emotional ones for the president. >> reporter: they have been emotional. i'm standing in the arena, where likely this evening, president obama will either declare victory or concede defeat. it's been emotional. president obama tearing up after seeing the former aides and advisers, joining him on the trail. one adviser comparing it to the lost episode of a tv series, when all of the characters join for that show. that's not to say they feel this is the end. they feel optimistic. they feel a little bit of wind at their back. the president and first lady arrived in chicago at around 1:00 this morning. spending the night in their hyde park house. their return to the windy city caps a whirlwind push on monday. it culminated in an emotional rally in front of 20,000 iowans, just a few yards away from his former campaign headquarrs in 2007-2008. >> to all of you who lived and breathe the hard work of change, i want to thank you. >> reporter: less than an hour before, the presid
are investigating circumstances incident.g the >> thank you. is blamed for at deaths in the u.s. his death is the third in maryland. sandy is responsible for two in virginia. thedy was killed in district. in theher big element aftermath -- the big cleanup in virginia and maryland. pepco says power has been restored to all of its , and dominion reports 6000 outages. -- the fear isd flood.her along the potomac in northwest. >> we passed high tide just r ago.an hou was high, no doubt that, b it is not area nearn this h is good news.c for the route, you see tons of debris has been going by us. with other things related to sandy as well. scenet, it was a surreal alexandria as strieker -- trick or treaters past fallen trees. got power back. it is monday afternoon. was it like to get it back? >> it was great. >> but many homes were still dark. the falls are still up tonight, flooding is a little lingering fears of more. we drove the length of rock parkway and beach drive, the creek is tie whole stretch is open. back in alexandria, workers were back after taking to higher ground before .esterday's
. if the president and republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. >>> and take a look at this, thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie streeters just to be there when the stars come out. and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. >>> we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. it started in an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his vid videograph videographer. we start with pierre thomas in washington. >> reporter: the keeper secrets was keeping a scandal of his own. and just like that, a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the count
at heart. >> there is a possibility, if you're the cia director, that someone could use, if they found out about an extramarital affair, they could use it as blackmail against, you sew, it's not surprising to me that he did the right thing and offered to resign. >> reporter: taking over the cia last year, his wife, holly, looking on. married 38 years to holly, petraeus met her before graduating from west point. she was from a long line of army royalty. her great great grandfather fought in the civil war. her own father, a retired four-star general. pef tray yus spoke of the young holly he met at west point. >> i'll never be able to adequately express my love and appreciation for all that she has done, but i can, at least, say here this morning, thanks, holl, i love you. >> reporter: over their nearly four decades together, the family moved 24 times, following petraeus' career. holly raising two children. and if petraeus was celebrated for his military discipline, for holly, it has been devotion. army wives have said, "she's one of us." just this year, she spoke about her favorite poem and
to be aggression against the united states. two iranian warplanes firing at a u.s. spy drone. the provocative act occurred over the persian gulf, saying the unarmed drone was flying in international air space and was not hit. iran has not responded to the pentagon's statement. >>> seven members of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team six are being disciplined this morning for disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s were paid consultants on a new video game. officials say the s.a.e.l.s violated rules about tactics and procedures. >>> and the bank robber known as the ak-47 bandit has apparently struck again. he was caught on camera holding up this credit union in idaho. forcing employees into a safe before getting away with a bag stuffed full of cash. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered to conversatiinformatio to his arrest. >>> and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stared down the gunman who shot her and
. they told us they've simply seen too many agreed to and then broken. david? >> alex marquardt in gaza city tonight. alex, thank you. men while, rockets from gaza are reaching deep into israel. sending families into shelters. abc's matt gutman is in israel tonight. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are thousands of israeli troops massing on the gaza border right now, just a few miles south of me. but there's been no deterrent for the rain of rockets that have slammed into here. four of them in this town alone, four of them where i'm standing. in this surveillance video, you see the plume of shrapnel and smoke engulfing the building, a car shredded. just today over 100 such rockets were lobbed into israel, nearly half intercepted by the iron dome defense system. the missile system which the u.s. helped develop has been knocking rockets out of the sky. instantly, radar detects rockets trajectory, firing an intercepting missile. so far the system has knocked out over 300 rockets, with a stunning 90% kill rate. israel has authorized the call-up of 7 can,000 reserves. tanks are already mas
people are telling us there is no or else they would rather be even if they had to wait two hours to vote. >> with as much passion, people should be out here to vote. >> it took only a few minutes to vote once inside school gymnasium. d.c. only gets three electoral votes, residents tell us the issues mean just as much to them as anyone else. >> health care, medicare medicaid, those types of issues that election officials say problems have been few and far between. as long as everyone remains patient, everyone will get to cast their ballots by the time the polls close at 8:00 tonight >> more people who come out and vote the matter which way you vote will result of the best choice for the country overall. >> abc 7 is on your sidetracking any problems at the polls. if you see any problems, you can look at our website wjla.com and there you can tell us if you see a problem. the and also use twitter or send us an e-mail. >> you can count on abc 7 for the most up-to-date coverage of the votes. we have teams with president obama and mitt romney's campaign and they will stay with them until the w
to hop on with us? i'd love to get some of your opinions on this. don't be surprised if oregon, if alabama loses, oregon sitting at 2 and the coaches poll and the harris poll they will get a lot of first place votes but it could move oregon up. >> brent: can you tell me how many points usc scored tonight? >> kirk: a ton. >> brent: they survived three overtimes, notre dame did, against pittsburgh. there is the oregon soar. okay? and lsu reorganize back. they lead alabama i think 3:30 to go in that game, something like that. herbie, how much points did usc score? >> kirk: a bunch. i can't remember. >> brent: the coaches won't consider the defense of oregon state? >> kirk: they will do what they do every week. if number one loses, who is at two. the bcs, remember, two-thirds of the bcs is the coaches poll and the harris poll. if alabama loses, oregon has a shot to go past notre dame and kansas state. >> brent: wow. mr. herbstriet is out on that duck limb! >> kirk: we will see. >> brent: i'm saying kansas state is staying number two after this performance. >> kirk: staying at two?
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the extended map. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference in 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. to get people out to vote. 28% of the so-called new voters they've registered, 1.8 million americans, they've cast their ballots. >
they e saying the fbi did not thatze until election day was involved.us it just does not add up. >> are you going to investigate fbi did not notify you before? absolutely. could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> national security was never compromised. to testify onet thursday. the deputy director will now be testifying instead. theff peak fares all day on metro. delays carrying over on the line between east falls church and clarendon. add 45 minutes to the travel time. hard to ask for a better november weekends. first off, let's just enjoy today. shall we? one is sunshine all day long. some of the clouds movelready starting to into the area. by the time we drive home, mostly cloudy. 67 at reagan national. 66 in dallas. 64 in culpeper. -- 66 in dulles. clouds will be thickening. delays this evening because clouds and rain. keep that in mind. arrival delays at laguardia to equipment issues. at 6:00, 64 and mostly cloudy. more details on the big drop in your temperatures, a good 20 degrees or so, coming up soon. >> a developing story in columbia, ma
. it all happened this morning. brianne carter joins us from the scene. >> it has been a very active seen all morning long. at this hour, police remained on the scene. they have been focusing on this house on the 6700 block of kipling parkway in district heights. authorities say this began at 6:00 this morning when fbi investigators served a search warrant. when that was executed, another incident happened. they're not telling us what that was, but shots were fired and we understand one woman was injured, not from the shots fired, but from a fall. she was treated and released. we spoke to neighbors in the area about what they heard and one woman said the commotion woke her up. >> i was sleeping in my bedroom across the street, and i heard the police saint "police, open up." bay opened the door, and i -- they opened the door, and i heard the fire. >> officials say this is an active seeing. they're not telling us what led up to the shots fired, or what the search warrant was for. they tell us the investigation is still ongoing. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> he prince george's county man is
to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people lked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and d all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt eymney made over 100 million dollars by stting down our planant ndnd devastated r live turns out that when we buil bt that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. look, the reason i'm in this ce there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the fututure generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to ve leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get t the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> live and in hd. is abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. >> just hours before the polls day, the
us. senator chambliss, when did you first find out about this investigation of general petraeus and what were you told? >> well, i was not told about it until friday. you know, the intelligence community became aware of it on tuesday. actually, late afternoon on tuesday. and then, by the time it sifted through the appropriate channels, through the white house, we were told on friday. >> so, you know, one of your colleagues congressman peter king, chair of homeland security in the house said that fbi director had an obligation to go to the white house and inform the relative authorities, earlier, do you agree with that? >> well, listen, david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. and he's a guy who has probably contributed more to the safety of the united states of america over the last decade than any one, single individual and he's a good leader. and what leaders do, when they're put in a difficult position is, they lead. and he led here by doing what he thought was the right thing. and i think he did do the right thing. i don't think there's any question. but it would h
taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all this money need to contribute a little bit more. >> one of the big issues we are hearing, and a new congressional budget office report issued yesterday, it says if congress fails to act that the economy could shrink by about half of a percent. unemployment could go back up to 9%. the president expected to speak at 1:05 this afternoon. >> thank you so much. taxi rides could be more expensive on inauguration day. there are considering a surcharge for extra passengers. it will be allowed a $1 fee for each additional passenger after the first one. this will be the first time they will be allowed to charge an added fee during an inauguration. >> police are searching for five men behind a shooting in southeast. a man was shot at around 11:00 in the 3100 block of blend of the step terrace. we do not know his condition or what led up to-that to- bueno vista terarance. >> a passenger on flight 662 from denver would not follow instructions for lan
in the d.c. area. good morning washington. it's 5:00 a.m.. >> so glad you're with us on this wednesday morning november 7. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with the latest on this chilly forecast. >> yeah, it's cold. we're on snowflake watch for later on today. the first flakes. season will be possible by this evening. we've got a little moisture out there right now, but for the most part, it's going to be a cloudy, windy, and cold date. once we get through the coastal storm, we'll have a warmer weekend ahead. that's the good news. let's start you out, though, by showing you some of the moisture. we're seeing it over the delmarva peninsula and into the chesapeake bay. all that i've seen so far has been rain, not snow, so tweet me if you're seeing a few snowflakes mixed in. but i think for the most part, that will happen later this afternoon and this evening. 41 at reagan national. 37 at dulles. this will mostly be an event to the east of us. temperatures holding pretty steady in the upper 30's to
waiting to see if they have a home to go back to. >>> well, no doubt it is the very last thing any of us want to hear right now. as you heard in ron claiborne's report just a second ago, another storm could be on the way to this area. >> it's unbelievable. forecasters say a nor'easter is developing off the coast. here's meteorologist jim dickey of accuweather.com. >> good morning, rob and sunny. unfortunately, keeping it chilly across the northeast. many spots without power. these are temperatures you expect you step out the door this morning. many in the 30s. burlington, syracuse, around the freezing point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potential coastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical no
veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>> and with that, we take a look at weather from across the country on this monday morning. mountain snow in the cascades and north rockies from rain from seattle and portland and boise. some morning frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona and new mexico. showers and thunderstorms from cleveland and detroit down to nashville and new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. getting up to the 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation'sed with section and in the northwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, being intriguing new research as scientists try to unlock the mystery of autism. >>> andelp wanted. why airlines could be scrambling to get pilots in the cockpit. >>> and twinkies on the brink. a nationwide strike could spell the end for the sugary classic snack cake. >>> welcome back, everybody. and some alarming business news this morning. could this be the end of twinkies? workers are there on strike at hostess bakeries around the country after the company cut wages an
us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategists. >> i think the republicans are going to have to do a serious amount of soul searching. they've been built for 25 years ago, not for the 21st century. they have to appeal to latinos, women, blacks, a
police were forced to) station because of overcrowding. >> i want to go home. mother nature hates us. >> the snowfall forced people in new jersey to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island with was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> another disaster we do not need at this time. everybody is devastated. it did not know if they are coming or going. >> the storm is now in new england, boston could get as much as four inches of snow. >> thank you very much. that same nor'easter impact of the soccer game last night. the mls semifinals in new jersey. snow caused the match up to be postponed until tonight. this comes after game 1 between these teams have to be moved because of hurricane sandy's and-on the area. >> two people taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. this happened around 9:00 a.m. fire crews they run your did additional people on the scene and ended up only taking two to the hospital. we are getting word they are in stable condition. >> adam caskey here with a book our firs
of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> ab
. there are just 47 days to christmas. easy for us to believe in new york city here with all the snow on the ground. keep in mind, halloween was last week. >> that's crazy. the post office wants to make sure you get your holiday packages where they need to go. so later today officials kick off the holiday mailing and shipping season. and will announce the mail by and ship by dates. so mark your calendar for that. >> right after christmas comes new year's day. master of the obvious, right. when the big tax hikes and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are scrambling to head them off. >> investors are not betting on it. the nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. the biggest selloff of the year. abc's reporter has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are on to the so-called fiscal cliff a
change your decision. log on to wnnfans.com. let us know. >> i will go vote after the show. with stay with abc news on air and online, throughout the day. maybe we can sing when we vote. >> i doubt it. >> diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos will been our times square election headquarters and our entire political team, does not in cloud me or paula will be out in force. as the the returns comen we will bring you the very, very latest. >> we'll be bringing them donuts and coffee. here is a look now at your election day weather, everybody. stormy in savannah, charleston, raleigh. this afternoon the storm moves up the coast, this evening, bringing rain and wind to the northeast. all eyes on the nor'easter. showers a possibility in chicago, st. louis and minneapolis. >> coldest air of the season pours into new england, boston barely breaking 40. omaha, kansas city, 50. los angeles, 86 down from the record high of yesterday. >>> firefighters are finally making head way with a wildfire that forced a shutdown of a major highway between southern california. santa ana wind spread the fire t
the two african-american officers made us both a video called " driving while black the police chief calls the concept unbecoming and will hold a press conference at 6:30 to discuss the decisions. >> 3 people including a child had minor injuries after a minor collision with the montgomery county school bus. it happened on rte. 97 near rolling hills drive near the howard county line. a man died after falling more than 10 feet from a tree. it happened just before 1:30 this morning -- this afternoon on randolph road near wieden. demand was a contract worker -- the man was >> former cia director david petraeus was in the hot seat. he was not answering questions of bows the sex scandal that ended his career. instead he discussed the incident in benghazi, libya. >> this hearing was not only about what happened, but also why these stories seem to change. petraeus testified that the cia knew right away it was a terror attack but five days after the attack the administration was talking about protests. there were also questions due to his recent resignation -- recent resignation whether he would te
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
areas are being taken care of and they totally overlooked us. but hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> we had to throw food out of the refrigerator. >> it was another night of darkness and cold fro s.i. thousands still without power many homeless. -- for -- another night of dark clouds and cold for thousands of people still without power. antelope boys were torn from their mothers' arms when the storm hit s.i. - -and two boys were torn from their mother from dead. pindar's it, door-to-door rest used by emergency crews and the national guard continue while natural gas fires burned in mantiloking where homes were destroyed. new york city will try to return to normal this weekend. the mayor says the marathon will go on, but some people say that it should not because of the strained and already limited city resources. >> a lot of the damage is in staten island, where the race begins. >> under the workers with dominion virginia power and the american red cross are packing up and are prepared to head out of state. they will provide relief in some areas hit
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who blew the whistle on the affair who brought down general david met tray use. she got e-mail so threaten sheg went to the 00 fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast rips through home, people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> late friday, cia director david petraeus forced to resign after the fbi discovered his affair with pa
. >> thanks for joining us for a look at business andinance in the washington region. it is a week when the voters have a fally spoke ads are over, campaign planes haveve landed. where did we end up? pretty much where we started. president obama in the ite house,emocrats corolling the senate republicans icontrorol of t the hse. . maryland voters overwhelmingly papassed to the dream act to a, approved gayay marriage, and m willll be building a new casino at national harbor. what does it mean for you and your wallet? we have a special half-hour withh our roundtable todayo take the post-election pl. joining us,s, >> lilive, anand in hd, this is abc 7 "n"news at noo" on your s side. " regular "washington business report" regular peter morici, economist atat the university ofof mararyland, marion blakey of the american -- induries is a trespass industries association -- aerospacee industries association. everybody thought there woululd be some clarity aft this s was all over. we will get to theiscal cliff later. let's see go with clarity. do you see any a after tuesday night? >> the fog of u
a star. and tonight, bradley cooper tells us what made him take on a risky new role. >>> and, standing up for heroes. bruce springsteen helps pay tribute to our wounded warriors. i'll follow one kur ray use warrior on a path to face a new reality. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 8th, 2012. >> good evening, i'll bill weir. well, today in arizona, a 77-year-old man took his first free breath in 38 years. of course, people leave prison every day in this country, but what makes this moment extraordinary are the twists and turns that preceded it. the double homicide, the exwife's accusations, the desperate decades spent trying to prove innocence. abc's dan harris has been following this story for years, and brings us the very latest in this "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: you are looking at bill macumber's first breaths of freedom, after serving 38 years for a double murder he says he did not commit. >> big day, family day. >> reporter: this scene, the culmination of an
. >> let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> the u.s. goes under a fiscal cliff meaning massive cuts across the board. we will have much more on what the failed budget deal could mean for our area. >> latinos want to make immigration reform. -- a priority. >> an amazing 50% of registered latino voters voted in tuesday's election. two-thirds of them voting for the president. that is why so many gathered here at the white house to remind the administration of its promises. quex>> the >>chant means obama, make good on your promise. the message is clear for the president. >> this is an opportunity to solve the immigration once and for all. >> veronica is living here and worked tirelessly for the passage of the maryland dream which allows access to college financial aid. she is at the white house with her grandmother and sister >> my sister was born here and is that difference that we want to stay together. >> president obama received 17% of the vote. that was the difference in a tight presidential race. >> they will not let the obama administrati
. >> more employers working to hire military veterans and department of veterans affairs could use more help. here is linda bell with blagojevich in new york. >> it looks like the stock indexes futures indicate a slightly higher open. our attention turns to the debt crisis of europe and discussing bailout funds for greece. statistics show the department of veterans affairs is falling behind in the mission to care for veterans. that is despite an increase in budget and staff. about 896,000 disability compensation and pension claims were pending as of last week. about two-thirds of them were in the system more than 125 days. that is beyond the agency's target processing time. with as many as within million troops to be veterans in the next five years they will need that support. more u.s. companies are looking to hire military veterans. a survey found 65% of employers would likely hire a vet over another equally qualified candidate. if you want to fly home for the holidays but not sure over thanksgiving or christmas i will tell you which is the cheapest in the next h
and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time barack obama will ever do this. this is his last political campaign and the last rally and so tonight this cold iowa air is thick with emotion and nostalgia and edged with a bit of anxiety about what will happen tomorrow. you talk to the obama people, they express kind of gritty, grim, even, confidence. they think they'll get it done. but they know this time so different from the last time. it's not about inspiration, it's about perspiration, all about hard work. madison, wisconsin this morning, bright and crisp and obama crowd filling the streets about 18,000 of them. sort of fired up. sort of ready to go. >> i don't know. it's pretty early to be fired up. >> reporter: bruce springsteen came and sang. ♪ no retreat >> reporter: and this time around for obama and his crowd the gritty courage, mournful determination in his song rings truer, perhaps. >> incredible crowd and it's good to be back. >> reporter: he has changed so much. he's in the fight of h
dropping temperatures. glad you are starting your day with us. >> let's go right to the meteorologist with a look at our forecast. >> a couple of spots hovering near the freezing mark this morning. one of the coldest days we have had this season. it is going to be a carbon copy of what we saw the last few days with sunny periods and cloudy. . winds to the west southwest at 7 miles per hour. 37 at dulles. culpeper, 34 degrees. 41 in fredericksburg and 40 degrees in martinsburg. partly sunny and maybe a sprinkle later this morning. a good 10 degrees below average. i promise, more sunshine is in the seven-day forecast. i have to be a little patient but we will get there. we will head over to traffic with steve. >> good morning. we start with a look at the beltway, new hampshire ave. this is heading towards georgia ave. as you can see, it is not causing a backup right now. just so you know, as you leave college park heading west, way over to the left for a little while. we will head over to the map right now. a lot of road work on the virginia side of the beltway. several were zones south
see any problems at polling places, from long lines to machine of functions, please let us know. you can let us know on twitter or send an e-mail. >> also tonight, the latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. and were just in that the new york city marathon schedule for the weekend has been cancelled. this comes as the patience of storm victims is wearing thin. supplies are not reaching many while others wait in long lines for gasoline and other essential items. we have the latest from our satellite center. >> the recovery is not coming as fast as anyone affected by the storm would like. some lost everything they had and are having to wait for the most basic necessities. this is what people looking for gasoline are having places like the new jersey turnpike. long lines and short tempers. police were called in richfield new jersey as things got out of hand in one gas line. >> i need to know i have enough power in my home. >> nearly two-thirds of gas stations are not operational. >> can you get in? >> no. >> the problem is just as bad in new york city. >> they get closer to the pump
wanted to show you how long it would take us to get from the obama field office to the romney field office. we literally drove down the parking lot and, well, look across the street. there's romney-ryan. how are you? >> good to see you. >> reporter: few days left. that's where we started, with the team trying to unseat the president. and they know they need ohio. inside, you can sense it. they know they have just few precious hours left. so, this is the buzz, two days out. >> can i speak with michael? >> reporter: volunteers calling lists of voters who they believe lean republican. so, the people you are calling right now, you have a hint they could be leaning republican, you just need to get in touch with them. >> that's right. >> reporter: president obama won this county four years ago. george w. bush won it in 2004 and they are determined to flip it back. tom gave up his sunday with his family to knock on doors. are you missing a game to do this? >> i have a radio in the car, so -- >> reporter: you'll have the score. that score tuesday night more important to him. >> i think we'r
. the fact that he was using a gmail account for awful this trying to hide things in the draft folder so nothing was truly sent. but they would have a shared account all in the draft folder that was the best that the cia director could come up with gmail? >> gmail? >> much lesser scale. some of the things you hear on the street. layman's reaction. >> from the dudes. >> dudes. >> like how you guys are trying to cover your hineys. >> not frying to cover. stories that make you go, hmm. the president talked about the looming fiscal cliff and what he said at the white house got a lot of attention on wall street. stocks sank because of fears there will not be a deal by end of the your to head off higher taxes and those steep spending cuts as well. the dow tumbled 185 points. almost 1.5%. overseas markets are trending lower this morning. the thing is, you hear people in other situations say the president, because now he doesn't face re-election is more than willing this team to perhaps let the country go off the fiscal cliff much more than he was last time around. so a real potential that every
side tracking problems at the polls. share with us when you see problems from long lines to machine malfunctions. visit wjla.com/poll problems or poll problems on twitter or send an e-mail to poll problems at g-mail.com. be sure to stay with us and wjla.com for your election night coverage. we are teaming up with abc news for the presidential raise and we will have our reporters on the ground in boston and chicago, the local races of course as well. our coverage begins tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. hope you will join us. >> new york and new jersey bracing for another storm as they try to muddle through the aftermath of sandy. tempers and frustrations are high as drivers deal with long lines for gas. the power is starting to return but hundreds of thousands still without electricity. the new york governor says the state could face a massive housing problem as well. >> officials in fauquier county seeking information from residents about the extent of property damage from hurricane sandy. residents can call this number to report damage if the event, any event rath
well for us. we think we're closing with strong momentum. the president is having terrific events out there. i'm confident that the president will be re-elected. we have the support to win this election. we have to make sure that it materializes in votes. and that's the challenge over the next two days is to make sure we're getting all of the supporters to the polls. >>> so much of the past few days defined by hurricane sandy. the president receiving praise from sandy. some pretty harsh criticism from the former mayor of new york, rudy giuliani. >> i don't know what he was doing in the nevada. if i was president of the united states, i wouldn't be flitting around the west and midwest. i feel pretty offended seeing my president floating around, campaigning while people are suffering. >> your response? >> well, mayor giuliani is running around the country campaigning for mitt romney and popping off. the people in new york and new jersey, they're working with this president and this administration, fema, every day, and our focus needs to be. really, the country has been united. mayor giu
of using limited bus service available. things will ease a bit today. parts of the city's extensive subway cyst,000 tell are reopening today. and measures are being put in place to ease gridlock on the streets. >> some folks had extremely long commutes because of the gridlock, yeah. resourcefulne resourcefulness, new york style. these folks hit a bank and used its power to charge cell phones. customers across northeast are having trouble completing calls because of knocked out transmission sites. late yesterday, at & t, team mobile, announced plans to share their networks during the aftermath. nice move, companies! >> new yorkers. >> been together. can you hear me now? >> resill yenlt groups. one of the heartbreaking images from storm coverage came from queens where row upon rope of houses burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up
commuters stranded for hours. >> i want to go home. it looks like mother nature hates us. again, forced to evacuate., once >> cops are going around, telling us we have to evacuate immediately. >> where are they going to put us? we're human beings. >> reporter: the snowfall drove fema and the red cross' relief efforts out of one of the hardest-hit areas, staten island, leaving many behind amidst the frozen debris. >> it's awful. it's beyond terrible. it's awful. i'm done. >> reporter: the man standing behind my camera right now told me this morning when i got here that he was in long island. he's one of the thousands that lost power again last night. that heavy, wet snow was snapping all of the wires and the trees around him. >>> heavy, wet snow is where we find our matt gutman. he's in connecticut. >> reporter: that's right, ginger. this is what record snowfall feels like. it's wet. it's heavy. and very, very dangerous. a record of ten inches here. well check this out with this handy stick. about a foot deep here. causing two deaths on the roadways, dozens of accidents. the governor of
the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-inspect by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for the deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for slamming clint bowyer into the wall you see there. >>> and could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancements in technology, we no longer need intelligence to survive. this is ha
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option incling the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is a te
section of a marina that used to be on this side of the harbor. >> reporter: with the worst of the storm past, the daunting cleanup process has begun. >> i wanted to own a boat. but not this way. now, it looks like i own three boats. >> reporter: despite the long road ahead, police have faith in the residents. >> just because i wear a uniform doesn't make me a hero. people out there with their will and the ability to pull together are the real heroes. >> there were crews here that were on the clock for hours and hours and hours. >> reporter: not able to see their own families. >> that's right. >> reporter: worried about saving new yorkers. >> that's right, yes. that's what the police are here for. >> reporter: ready to go above and beyond the call of duty to help get this city back on its feet. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to john. >>> now, to the latest casualty of sandy. the new york city marathon has never been canceled. not by weather. not by 9/11. this year, the mayor's insistence that the show must go on, was met with massive outrage
kids trick or treating. he has some great photos to share with us. hey! >> hey! i am definitely a casualty of a candy hangover today. not just candy. anyway, let's take a look at the river conditions. in alexandria. the river nice and quiet. yesterday the river was up around 9:00 p.m. when it reached high tide. the level at that point was 3.2 feet. flood stage is 2.7 feet. the wateruld be around two two and a half feet above normal tide. yesterday evening where i'm standing here now was submerged. there is a coastal glad warning here for the district, alexandria prince george's county and fairfax county until 2:00 p.m.. you were talking about halloween. let's get back on topic here. i want to show you a few photos from our great viewers and my facebook friends. first of all some pumpkins. i love this. what good car ving. this is from heather andrews. thank you for posting this on my facebook page. unfortunately we don't have a hockey season yet but what great work on the caps-inspired pumpkin. you can see the zombie eric. her character is a "ncis" ch
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to us because his wife said she is scared for her life. >> who would not be? >> according to the police report, his wife, a former staff member of the school, said she was attacked by three women. she claims was two staff members and the principal thelma jarrett. >> the principal? physically hit her? >> yes. >> the police report says one suspect said, "get her." she was hit in the face with a closed fist. she delta the groundout of three women kicked her. they called the father. it >> you need to come back. somebody just punched a mommy. >> the school parent-teacher coordinator is crying foul. >> when we came onms. jarrett was trying to break up the confrontation. >> there refuted the claims against the principle. >> i never saw her kick, punch or any assault at all. "she was hurt. what the evidence have been interviewed by police. -- >> at the evidence has been interviewed. there were allegations and they are looking into taking the appropriate action. the priority is insuring the staff stays focused at the coolidge rose forward. we will be covering this has the story begins to develop
a night of celebration. >> i think god smiled on us. >> republicans, exhausted after defeat. >> i am very dis little sad. >> rallies to get out the vote -- both ann romney fought hard for virginia, specifically the coveted -- both obama and romney fought hard for virginia, specifically the coveted counties of prince william and allowed an. the democratic shift to both counties reflects big demographic shifts. >> people moving from the suburbs, closer in the suburbs you see in increase of minorities over the years there. >> that is what we need to focus on. that is where our strong points are -- jobs, the economy. >> but jose, a tax preparer in prince william county, voted for the president, persuaded in part by the outreach to hispanics. >> i think they are trying to reach us. that is what makes me comfortable. >> republicans in virginia are beginning a debate happening among republicans across the country. how can they expanded the party to better include hispanics and african-americans? they know to improve results they are going to need to take action,. lives in leesburg, abc7 news. >>
at 7:00 p.m.. let us know if you see anything out there are any problems out there for long lines are machine malfunctions. just click on our website wjla.com or send us an e-mail. >> let's switch to the other big story this week, and that is the weather. >> there are concerns about nor'easter heading for the east coast. >> doug hill is tracking the storm from the weather center. what is the latest to have seen there? >> there is no storm yet. tomorrow at the storm will rapidly intensify and head north toward. we expect a cold night here. welcome back to eastern standard time. will be clear and very cold tonight. you can see the trend setting in, well below average on the thermometer, and this will continue at least for a few more days. as we head for the overnight, a freeze warning is in effect for most of the region, 26-34 degrees for most of the region. the entire metro area and beyond are under a freeze warning. election day weather looks great around here, but wednesday does not look so great. i will have more in just a couple minutes. >> power has been restored for thousands
confidence that the votes are there for us to win. we have a great organization, unbelievable volunteers. i think it is as good of a grass-roots organization as we have ever seen in politics. i hope people do not sit on the sidelines. >> would you do something differently? >> i think overall we have brought a race that i can be proud of. obviously, -- we have run a race that i can be proud of. obviously, i should of had a few more cups of coffee before the first debate. other than that, i feel very good about the work that we have done. >> is this going to be over tonight? >> one way or another, we will have a winner. it may spill into the morning but i am pretty confident. >> it is unusual to hear the president himself pushed this message. it was to make sure that if you are in line at the precinct, and the polls close, stay there. urging people to bring their ideas to help -- husky -- housekeeping items. this is how concerned they are despite that confidence that you heard. >> mitt romney and paul ryan had a last-minute campaign blitz as well. ryan spun by virginia before he heads to bost
for the zumba instructor alexis wright and her business partner. accused of using her dance studio as a brothel, building a client list of more than 150 men including prominent community members. that story gets me all tounge-tied. >> i know it does. i wonder why. a driver who fled the scene of a hit and rush crash in milwaukee over the weekend may be surprise to learn it was all caught on surveillance video. the car ran a stop sign. hit an. uv. went airborne. landed on its side. neighbors rushed to rescue a woman unconscious at the time and her child hanging from the car seat. no word yet on whether police have tracked down that driver. >>> tens of thousand of folks gathered to get a glimpse as mother nature briefly pulled the plug over northern australia. it was a total solar eclipse. >> crowds erupted in cheers as the moon passed between the sun and earth. plunging the reason into darkness. the peak of the eclipse lasted over 2:00 in australia. hotels have been booked solid more than three years. more than 50,000,0 people flood the area. >>> a good will store saying hello, dali, salvador dal
. for instant updates as we move closer to winter, go to wjla.com and also follow us on facebook and twitter. bob will have his complete out looking just a few minutes. >> the police in northeast washington found a body. that happened a short time ago in 1400 block of brentwood parkway. the circumstances of the body found in the car are not known yet. >> also, a murder investigation in p.g. county after a man shot and killed at about 7:00 on 23rd parkway in hillcrest heights. the man was found with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment building a ticket to the hospital, where he later died. critic taken to the hospital, where he later died. >> tonight all eyes are shifting to the challenges that the nation faces. one of those is the so-called fiscal cliff that could impact thousands. autria godfrey has more on what is in store. >> back in washington, back to reality, president obama returned to d.c. today with another four years, but still battling for bipartisanship as we careen toward the so-called fiscal clef. he is already demanding the two parties make peace. >> he won reelection with
in boston. to bring us to the heart of the action this historic evening. >>> plus, the contentious race in the rearview mirror the nation speaks. whatter use matter most to voters tonight and what's next for the president and the country? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran in chicago, illinois, bill we if ren boston, massachusetts, and cynthia mcfadden in new york city this is a special edition of "nightline," election, "your voice, your vote." >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight another four years for president barack obama. as a night of hard-won battleground state wins propelled him to victory over mitt romney. all the votes have not yet ben counted. as of right now the president has 303 electoral votes. well over the 270 votes required to win. mitt romney has 206. as for the popular vote, a thinner margin. barack obama with just over 55 million. mitt romney with just about 1 million fewer votes. tonight thousand of obama supporters poured into the streets of washington december tdecember -- washington, d.c. to celebrate outside the white
. >> it is horrible. he got around the corner, they jump tim. >> his brother, isaiah believes the group used a weapon to threaten the two 18-year-old, who walked to the woodley park metro station to go home. they encountered the same teenagers again. >> the boys are like, you are going to have to fight me. >> authorities believe the group of nine teenagers attacked once more, this time with knives according to a police report. griffin was fatally stabbed in the abdomen, chase left with a broken nose. >> it is unexpected, unbelievable. >> friends who were member griffin as an honor student and football player at sherwood high school before he graduated this year are still in shock. >> he was doing fine in the last three months. it was really hard to believe. >> griffin, with a job at nih was at montgomery college with dreams of being a physical therapist. >> we feel like it is a bad dream and we're going to wake up from it. >> 8 of the teens face assault and/or robbery charges. the ninth team faces a murder charge. friends are planning a vigil. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> more violence and more blo
,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people, based on the campaign. and that is, people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> reporter: democrats and republicans are set to begin talks on debt reduction, hoping to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases from kicking in at the end of the year. the president will make his first post-election comments on the economy today at the white house. during his victory speech tuesday night, he says he wants a bipartisan solution to solve the country's fiscal challenges. >> i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties, to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code. >> reporter: the president will make his remarks this afternoon at the white house in front of an audience. but he will not be taking any questions. and the white house says he will not be announcing any new policies. rob and paula? >> tahman bradley, live in washington for us this morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and we're getting a rare glimpse this m
i believe it was the u.s. secret service who were approached here. >> now they are looking for the suspect vehicle which is described as a white or silver linkedin. officials say that no one was hurt in all of this. is early in investigation. they hope to find more about what happened. abc7 news. >> also a school bus driver has died after a crash in culpeper, va.. the high school students on board the bus were not hurt. the 70-year-old bus driver suffered a medical issue and then crashed the bus into a ditch. we will have more on that on the news at 5:00 this afternoon. and a silver spring home looks like this after a fire this morning. it took firefighters 20 minutes to knock down the flames. no one was hurt. because is still under investigation at noon. -- the cause is still under investigation at noon. >> basketball coach bernie fine' -- charges against him have been dropped. as there are no evidence to support claims of molestation. >> a jetblue pilot who suffered a breakdown has been set free. video shows him screaming and trying to open a door. passengers pinned him t
coastline communities. >> cops are telling us we have to evacuate immediately. they're expecting another surge of water. and they want everybody out of the houses. >> we may take a step back in the next 24 hours. you need to be prepared for that. i'm prepared for that. i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well. but this one, i can't control. >> reporter: and airlines are also taking another hit with more than 1,700 flights canceled for yesterday and today. and commuters who have been dealing with gas shortages and adjusted mass transit system, are now dealing with icy roads and closed highways. >> it's really, really bad, waiting in line for gas. now, i'm waiting in line to get home. >>> the heaviest snow fell in ocean county, new jersey, which got a foot. and central manhattan got four inches. >>> and for more on the storm, here's accuweather's jim dickey. >> our nor'easter winding down today. still seeing snowfall and rain, especially through the morning and especially into new england. but as far as the new york city is concerned, into pennsylvania, the mid-atlantic, im
takes us to george washington university downtown d.c. temperatures are in the middle 50s. winds out of the east just around 2-5 miles an hour. temperatures across the board are falling into the 40's and 50s out of the west. head over to eastern shore temperatures 40's and lower 50s. the big story for the next couple of days will be the strong cold front right now beginning to enter chicago and milwaukee. behind it where the core really cold air located 23 degrees this hour and indianapolis and that's a temperature change of about 30 degrees compared to yesterday at this time. now we're 7 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. you can see the warmth just off to the west of us. southwesterly flow for another day. but once this moves by we're going to knock our temperatures down along with the clouds we'll see some periods of heavier rain late tomorrow night into early tuesday morning. and then thingless dry out but really cool off for tuesday afternoon into wednesday. satellite and raiser with high pressure slowly moves off. here's
or injuries. this stretch of mexico is a couple of hours behind us. most people could be still asleep. it hit 30 minutes ago. we are staying on top of this story. >> it is 5:04. and it's had to prince george's county where we are waiting to hear the names involved in a deputy shooting. >> he was trying to deliver a piece order at the home when john gonzales near the scene. >> the deputy arrived near the riverdale neighborhood at 7:30 in the evening. the woman who lived behind here witnessed the sun's death. >> the sometimes dangerous task of prove to be just thatriverdale. one of the deputies was serving a protective order when things turn for the worse. initially the deputy was invited in by a woman at the home. the officer was there to deliver the peace order to the sun. he stepped out of the room with a gun. the deputy fired one shot killing the man. >> it is frightening to know that somebody died here on our street. >> it is to early to know the nature of the dispute but we know sometimes members of law enforcement's in the middle. >> i am very concerned for all of them. >> we understand
extramarital affair. she expects petraeus to testify. new clues into the e-mails the top u.s. commander afghanistan and tampa ey.ialite jill kell we're following every development. this is video of paula broadwell. dianne feinstein wants to note exactly what kind of paula broadwell been privy to. other lawmakers want to hear what petraeus knew about the attacks in benghazi. paula broadwell is seen for the since news of the affair that brought down david petraeus. biographer is seen having some int her brother the district tonight. in theer brother's home district site. was certainlynt s informedwhen he wa about the situation. twist in the scandal has put a harsh light on another four-star general, john allen. he is being investigated 20,000-30,000 e- himself and jill kelley. those on capitol hill are attempting to stay on task. not have any reason to think there are any national issues. >> the attack on benghazi has taken a back seat. petraeus may still find himself facing the senate intelligence committee. of has a great deal we need it.that >> the generals' confirmation hearings were
community if they have heard of anyone missing. neither the commission are companies like this one that uses lincoln's has. a you concern? >> we are. we cannot know until we have the information. >> school staffers told us that after hours, the parking lot is a hangout for homeless people and the scene of illicit activity. area residents agree. >> people come and come back in this area. >> no word on why this cab was in the parking lot behind a close school nor what connected -- what led to someone's death. police are calling this the death investigation. the police handling this. if foul play was involved, it will be transferred to -- from major crash to homicide. >> police say they have met an arrest -- made an arrest in a home invasion robbery. the suspect is tyrane mcelrath. he is accused of attacking an 81-year-old woman who lives there. a mailman found a woman on the front porch beaten and confused. he stole a computer and faces burglary charges. >> today was sentencing day ford jarret laughter -- for jared loughner. in a packed federal courtroom he was ordered to serve seven life sent
to the white house. and, abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, with us again tonight. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. after logging more than 170,000 miles on air force one and a grueling and intense campaign, president obama finally got an opportunity today to take a breath and enjoy his hard-fought campaign. late this afternoon, the first family boarded air force one to return to the white house, which, for four more years, they can call home. in his victory speech in the wee small hours of this morning, the president said he was invigorated. >> i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do. >> reporter: before he left chicago, the president stopped by campaign headquarters to thank campaign manager jim messina and other staffers with hugs. e might want to stock up on those hugs. the american people have voted for the sameme divided governme and potential grid lock we've had for two years. today, republicans and conservatives were overwrought, wringing their hands, trying to figure out what went on. >> i went to bed think
joins us from chicago with his exclusive interview. >> this is the second time the president has given me an exclusive interview. this is something the campaign when not be doing if they were not worried about keeping virginia in their column. a surprise stop at a field office and a round of applause. the president soliciting votes personally. in our exclusive interview, we talked about the contentious town of the race. >> do you regret the town of this campaign? >> given how different our approaches are it is not surprising. >> the president and his team say new numbers mean confidence, but how much? >> david axelrod that his mustache that you wall would win minnesota michigan, and pennsylvania. >> this comes down to those viewers who have not yet voted deciding to go to the polls. >> campaign sources says when it comes to virginia, they're encouraged by long lines in northern virginia and richmond. in a race so tight mistakes they hope are not too costly. >> would you do something differently? >> i should've probably had a few more cups of coffee before the first debate. >> i want to
. >> more fighting between gaza and israel. hamas is flexing its military muscle using its rockets. israelis have been attacking locations in gaza for the past three days. hamas has retaliated. the death toll in the conflict now 30. 27 deaths in gaza and three in israel. >> now to prince george's county where two police officers have been suspended to work in the fifth district. two african-american officers made of a video spoof called "driving while black." the police chief calls their conduct unbecoming an the video has been removed from youtube. a press conference will be held at 6:30 to discuss the suspension. we will have more on this at 11:00. gordon? >> one person is dead and two bill after a carbon monoxide leak. four emergency calls to the same house since tuesday. one man was found dead in the house on wednesday. it was not until yesterday when that same couple got sick again that crews discovered a carbon monoxide leak. officials urged everyone to install carbon monoxide detectors. >> the memorial for president dwight eisenhower has been delayed until next year. our review of the
. >> i was surprised that he was way up there. who asked not to lives next to the home he used to live at. it was recently raided by swat members that feared it was trapped. >> it is really scary that he would -- beeventually he will back here to virginia. exactly whensure place.ll take >> thank you. now, at 11:00 we are learning about the charges against heights police officer. he shot a suspect in the back wase the suspect handcuffed. >> at this hour, a district police officer faces a includingof charges attempted murder. this is district heights police mugshot.riley's he is charged with trying to kill a fleeing suspect. >> we are not surprised by the indictment. it had been widely reported that and had beenffed searched and was unarmed at the shooting.e according to authorities, he ofled him over on suspicion n motorcycle in september. was cuffed and placed in a cruiser, but somehow manage to get away. a witness who did not want to be identified talked with abc 7 at the time of the incident a. >> he was not able to catch him. and he pulled out his gun and shot three times. >> according
adviser to george w. bush. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. nice to be with you. >> start with the job numbers on iday. the last jobs report before the election. what do they tell us about 34erk's economy today? what impact do you expect it to have on the election? >> i don't think it will have much impact on the election because it is not that a much different from the overall trend over the last year ito 18 months. i think it was a fairly solid number. certainly better than expected and you got some revisions upward on the jobs number itself. overall, growth has been relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president took office. that's the headline number. i agree with austan. the fact you had 171,000 jobs this m
up. experts are now warning that the most common beans used for your morning cup of joe could dry up and become extinct. we'll tell you why and if anything can be done from happening. >>> also, at the top of the show this morning, we want to give a big shoutout to everyone on this veterans day. to all of america's fighting men and women overseas and those who have returned home. you're looking at a live shot of the tomb of the unknown soldier. once again, a big salute to all of our fighting men and women. >>> but we're going start here this half-hour with that mystery and fatal explosion in indianapolis. look, more than a dozen homes destroyed. abc's john schriffen is on the story. john, good morning. >> reporter: our affiliate is now reporting at least two people are dead, eight others injured. the blast rocked the neighborhood when many were asleep. forced to quickly grab their pets and flee in their pajamas. authorities have been using searchlights going door to door to see if the number of victims will grow. those at the scene said it looked like a war zone. a deafening explosion
-mails and the investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her furnish on "dancing with the stars" her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, th
of commissioners will update us on the area's state of emergency. >> year following a developing story in northeast washington where police are trying to figure out how a body ended up by a burning car. >> we can tell you in the back of choice academy high school, the fire department for scud a call at 10:00 last evening with reports of a car on fire. they also found a body next to it. the homicide unit was called out immediately to investigate. it is only described as a suspicious death. the car ended up in a ravine back here. it had to be towed out and the body has been removed. the deceased person has not been identified. police are still trying to investigate how that person ended up dead near northeast d.c.. >> thank you so much. taking a look at the day had the man who pleaded guilty to shooting gabrielle giffords will be sentenced today. giffords her husband, and other survivors will be in the courtroom when he learns his fate. under a plea deal he will spend the rest of his life in prison. >> not to a look at the presidential election and some tv ratings. 67 million viewers watched election
than a dozen models, including the prius. 1 million of the cars were sold here in the u.s. and just last month, toyota recalled more than 7 million vehicles for a different problem. >>> there is more pressure on president obama this morning as he meets with business leaders about the nation's economy. the federal budget deficit last month was $120 billion, 22% more than a year ago. it's a sign the country is on track for its fifth-straight annual deficit of more than $1 trillion. the u.s. has not had a surplus since 2001. >>> u.s. airways is reportedly pushing for a merger with american airlines. sources tell bloomberg news, the smaller airline presented a detailed plan to american's creditors yesterday. american would rather exit bankruptcy as an independent carrier and will make its case to its creditors today. >>> well, black friday, the day after thanksgiving, is traditionally the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. but it may not be the best day to go shopping. the least crowded days to shop are the monday, tuesday, and wednesday, and thursday after thanksgiving. in two we
's. two weeks later ran the town is still picking up the pieces. brad bell shows us how. >> crisfield a long been called the crab capital of the world. if you have had to as a paid be -chesapeake- based seafood there's a chance it came from here. they took a direct hit from hurricane sandy. >> we have never seen devastation like this before. "she was home when the flood waters overwhelmed the entire town. the water reached her window. >> i lost everything i had first floor. >> you can see just how bad the flooding was. all through talcum the sidewalks are littered with the saudi belongings of these residents and in the heart of tel just ruined by s&p. in the midst of all this destruction, an amazing thing happened. word spread the town needed help and volunteers from all across the country have flocekd to -- flocked to crisfield 200 workers are expected to show up tomorrow. this began with a viral e-mail saying, "if you have ever had a crab cake, help crisfield." cooks i spoke to one man in oregon who is willing to fly here and help us clean up. >> evelyn so she will be forever gratef
and on their worst day of their life i was there with them. it's that kind of love. >> many vietnam vets tell us they come here every year as a chance to see each other and a chance to remember absent friends on this special day. live in northwest washington, richard lee. >> president obama paid tribute to the nation's veterans at arlington national cemetery this morning. the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldiers. after the ceremony not only did the president pray the sacrifices of american service men and women and their families, he also talked about taking care of those vets who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> no veteran should have to wait months or years for the benefits that you've earned, so we will continue to attack the claims backlog. we won't let up. >> president obama also said no hug or handshake is enough to truly honor those who serve and that more must be done to express our gratitude every day. >> and earlier today people gathered at the world war ii memorial to pay tribute to those who served during ame
they were providing to members of the administration or congress. i think they gave us their best initial assessments. >> reporter: when petraeus testifies today, he's expected to give a timeline of events leading up to and during the attack. there's been a lot of focus on petraeus' affair and whether his conduct compromised national security. petraeus isn't expected to talk about that, but solely about the benghazi situation. lawmakers say once they complete the hearings on the benghazi attack, they expect to hold a public hearing to disclose any information that isn't classified. rob and paula? >> in the hot seat in more ways than one. preteti arla, live for us in washington. thanks, preeti. >>> and today in washington, president obama holds critical meetings with lawmakers about ways to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts, known as the fiscal cliff. and later, the president gathers input from the naacp, the aarp, as well as other advocacy groups, as well. >>> it's time for the weather from across this country. wet along the california coast for most of the day. rain expected to s
"let us vote." but briefly shut the doors. some people waited in line for more than six hours. >> and abc news is covering every last step of the campaign. we'll have all the election returns tomorrow night, live from times square. even if there is no winner. >> yeah. it will be a long one, folks. stay tuned. >>> yes, to this morning's other major story, the long and slow recovery from hurricane sandy. >> the death toll from the superstorm now stands at 107. and 1.7 million homes and businesses are still struggling without power. each night tougher, perhaps even colder than the one before. >> reporter: it's a week now since sandy hit, but the people who have lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> you don't know -- you you have no idea how hard it is to go through all of our christmas items. all pictures of the kids when -- you know, their graduations, their confirmation, all of that. it is so hard. >> so hard to be without even the basics as temperatures tumble into the 30s. >> there's hot soup, hot chocolate, blankets. >> it's
. the international energy agency predicts the u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in five years and will be all but self-sufficient in 20 years. the agency is predicting natural gas will become the largest single fuel in the u.s. >>> a new report says that we are doing better at keeping up with our mortgage payments. the percentage of mortgage holders two months or more behind other payments is now the lowest that it's been in three years. that's because the housing market is improving. and low interest rates are making it easier to refinance. >>> the effectiveness of a top flu treatment is now being questioned. a top british medical journal says there is no evidence showing that tamiflu really stops influenza. dozens of governments around the world stock tamiflu in case there's a global flu outbreak. the world health organization says it is convinced that tamiflu does work. but british researchers want to see more data. >>> a new pepsi flavor in japan does diet soda one better. it contains dextrin that supposedly reduces fat in the body. pepsi has introduced flavors in japan like strawberry, s
's in new england. -- low to mid 40's in new england. the temperatures of today, a high of 58 for us. those brave little below average, but just to the west, a few communities are hitting above-average temperatures. tomorrow, a few degrees above average. on sunday and monday, a few more. by the middle of next week, we will be back where we should be temperature-wise for the middle of november. high pressure really protecting this and locking in place all the clouds keeping the adverse weather our way. there is a northern component to the wind which is how this is relatively cool on the east coast. the wind direction will turn to the south, southwest which will slowly warm us up. upper 60's close to 70 on sunday and monday. then it will get a little dusty a head of the next cold front and that system will be bringing rain. at the next 47, we will eventually climb into the mid 60's tomorrow. on sunday, mostly sunny. observing veterans day on monday. on tuesday, the cold front with the showers and clouds. another nice stretch of weather for the middle and end of next week. >> and now the toyot
>> they should have it on friday. toys r us is an hour earlier year, at 8:00 p.m. wal-mart is offering its first round of deals at 8:00 p.m. the majority of stores will be already. >> a lot of people from economic standpoint are off work that day. largest employee is doing so because customers want to score big after watching football rising at dawn to compete with a sea of shoppers on black friday. >> more power to them. people are hurting now for good prices. it is business. >> debra offers an alternative. >> i can get the deals on the internet or monday. >> wal-mart " -- wal-mart are talking about on black friday in protest over wages and working condition issues. smallssue involves a employees and most aboutates are excited day a company calls -- the company calls its super bowl. a christmas tree refunded nearly his orders after sandy got more than two inches of snow on his crops. more than 3000 trees were damaged. many of his customers were in the washington area and they trees fromt their this particular form. -- farm. >> the poor folks in new york city. many were still without power. >> a
like it would not happen for us. a cold front will pass through as a result of. that is about it. >> good morning. we have an accident in montgomery county on the inner loop of the beltway. it is after river road before you get to the exit on 270. not seeing a delay right now. that is there as you head northbound or eastbound on the inner loop of the ball to a crossing the american bridge. -- beltway crossing the american legion bridge. we are ok as you passed 290. 270 lines are open moving smoothly. things are moving nicely from dale city, springfield on 2395. we are open from dumfries to springfield. over at dulles airport, the toll road very light volume of traffic. >> that is what we like to see at this hour. it is 4:42. our goal is to make your morning easier. we think we can help you out with our iphone app. >> the latest news, weather, and traffic. go to wjla.com/mobile 8 can download it for free. there is still time to enter for a chance to win thousands of dollars and center of free groceries. >> the clue word is cranberry. we will announce the winner of a $500 a for a g
to prince george's county. that is a good thing for all of us. >> maryland voters also passed the dream act which grants in- state tuition rates to children of undocumented and mint -- undocumented immigrants. >> click on the bar at the top of our home page to get county by county results as well as a map of electoral votes and community breakdowns of the maryland ballot questions. >> still to come -- we will have a look at the closing numbers on wall street and explain why it happened. >> an explosive turnout of support. we will have that story, coming up. >> and we have the very latest on the nor'easter moving up the coast. the forecast is straight ahead. >> you are watching abc7 news at 6:00 with gordon peterson, maureen bunyan, doug hill. this is abc 7 -- on your side. >> there were a lot of factors -- and worries about the fiscal cliff, worries about the downgrade ongoing worries about your's weakening economy peeping at the end of the day, the dow was down 312, more than 2%, selling below 13,000 for the first time since early august. >> at&t mistakenly forced smartphone users into da
weekend, right? >> going to see part one. >>> that's what's making news in america. >> stay with us for "go >> live and in hd. this is "good morning washington." on your side. >> while you are asleep, new developments developed in the sex tunnel involving cia director. overnight they searched the home of his mistress as you learn in other military official is being brought into the investigation. good morning. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynnÉ simpson. >> a wet start. some rain coming down. light rain, a little heavier up towards marten's fur in hagerstown. 81 is about the cut off. but it is going to stick with those were the better part of the morning before we cool off. you can see were the cold front lies. 43 in petersburg. 46 and culpeper. 48 in the district. our temperatures not budging a whole lot throughout the day. we will see rain. but threat to the afternoon we should try things up and see some sunshine. the cooler weather sticking around. more details in just a little bit. a first from the belfort furniture weather center we will see how traffic is moving. >> bayview we
to congratulate him on his reelection. it was a much closer race than the one four years ago. the u.s. senate race in virginia -- two former governors were battling for the seat. >> the victory went to tim kaine, more from the party in richmond. >> tim kaine's campaign headquarters in richmond -- he wound up in the winner's circle. >> our victory tonight proves that it is the number of people who stand with you not the number of zeroes behind a check. [applause] that determines the election in the united states of america. >> the newly elected senator tim kaine thanks george allen for more than 20 years of public service and then told an enthusiastic crowd that as hard as the campaign was, now the real work begins. >> as expected, maryland senator ben cardin easily won a second term. he beat back challengers from republican and independent candidates. roscoe bartlett, not so lucky. john delaney beat him in a bid for a 11th term. the democrat-controlled legislature made him one of the more vulnerable incumbents by adding part of montgomery county to his district. >> fireworks over the national har
. >> good morning. we have a storm that may bring us some wet weather. it will be light. some snow fall -- moving in south and east of the metro area. along i-95 and eastward. overall it will be a breeze compared to what folks up north will be seen. 37 at dulles. relief for degrees in winchester. temperatures will be steady today -- blustery. winds gusting. no real accumulation here, but a bit to the north and east. baltimore -- more details on that. first, let's check on traffic. >> good morning to laminations capital. nice and quiet. -- our nation's capital. nice and quiet. as we take a look at this camera, the twinkling lights, that is the woodrow wilson bridge. one sign without any trouble. across the american legion bridge -- the 270 spur and river road. roadwork on the beltway between university boulevard and new hampshire avenue -- a light volume at this hour. back to you. >> an answer to the biggest question this election season -- that is, will president obama or mitt romney lead for the next four years? >> voters reelected president obama for the next term. brianne carter has
-- that is important to his presidenc. >> nina, break it down for us. >> i do not think he has a mandate. i think the republicans and democrats both have a mandate for cocompromise. whehen you heard from republicas mccnellike mitch who said his jobob was to see obama is never reelected.d. so, he has an edge year. -- he hasn edge here. he does have l leverage. but it will be a long haul. he does need partners. >> mitch mcconnell is on the knows as saying that he that the election makes some thele think tha rolllicans are going to over. "i am here to tell them there's notionto that whatsoever." that does not sound like compromise. compromiseinition of excepting over and higher tax rates. that is an interesng definition. democratic definition of compromise. i would never suggest biasas. the president ran -- i will say negative most campgn. hehe did not run on s record. he could not. he did not run on a program. there ione thing he got a mandate for, and he now has a mandate to raise the top tax the on twpercrcent of population by four. ? -- by four points? at is the smallest mandate in american hist
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